A Motilal Oswal Move Sends This Small-Cap Stock Flying 4%

Shares of Gufic BioSciences were on the rise on Friday after brokerage Motilal Oswal decided to invest in the small-cap drugmaker.

What Happened: Motilal Oswal said its financial services committee had approved an investment in Gufic in line with its fund-based investment strategy.

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The brokerage will acquire or subscribe to 33.33 lakh shares at ₹300 per share for a total deal value of just under ₹100 crore. The per share value was actually at a 3.03% discount to the Pharma firm’s last close of ₹309.4 on Thursday.

The stock has climbed over 30% in the past month and over 50% in the past six months.

Price Action: Gufic BioSciences’ share price went up 4.14% to ₹322.2 after the announcement in afternoon trade on Friday.

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